Family of John Crawford III ‘encouraged’ after meeting with Justice Dept.

Parents of John Crawford III. (WDTN Photo/Justin Kraus)
Parents of John Crawford III. (WDTN Photo/Justin Kraus)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Crawford Family and their attorney are feeling encouraged after meeting with officials at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C.

They traveled there to get more information about the investigation and an understanding about why it’s taking so long. It’s now been over 2 years since Crawford was shot and killed by Police inside the Beavercreek Walmart after picking up a BB gun off the store shelf.

37-year-old Angela Williams–a mother of four–also died that day from a heart condition. She collapsed as she ran from the store.]

The meeting lasted for about 4 hours, between the family, their attorney and department officials. This was the second in-person meeting the family has had with the Justice Department.

Now, Attorney Michael Wright is waiting for their final decision.

“They did lead us to believe that there is still the investigation,” Wright said. “And that at some point here in the near future the investigation will close. We left encouraged and hopeful that there will be an indictment of this officer who shot and killed John Crawford.”

Wright anticipates a decision to come down before the new president and their administration take office. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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